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#SXSW – IBM Day at the Radisson: It’s all about the entrepreneurs!

What to learn more about Watson?   Come to our IBM Day at the Radisson!

We’ve got great sessions dedicated to CAMSS and IoT focused on developers and entrepreneurs. The session on the Startup Go-to-Market Guide will help entrepreneurs learn how to plan your go-to-market strategy and leverage the right partnerships to your advantage.

Likewise, the session on Innovating Development of Cloud, Mobile, and Social will help entrepreneurs and startups understand how new approaches to development and new APIs and capabilities could radically change product/app definition, design, development and deployment for themselves and their clients. Bluemix will be showcased, as well as embedding Watson services and content through cloud-based APIs.

Click on the links to add them to your SXSW schedule!

As you can see, there’s a ton of great stuff to hear and learn about on Watson and Bluemix, plus plenty of time for questions and networking after each session!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Get enterprise-level analytics on a startup-level budget: IBM Analytics Starter Program

You know one of the biggest obstacles as a startup is having the revenue to buy or get access to software that could enhance your solutions. It gets even tougher when your clients are clamoring for analytics solutions to address their business challenges. You’ve got to get the solutions they need and fast!

We have the solution!
That’s why we’ve created the IBM Analytics Starter Program for startup ISVs! It can help you break through barriers and integrate proven, enterprise-strength software in the solutions you deliver to your clients!

Start-ups don’t have additional funds to invest in software. The IBM Analytics Starter Program takes away that barrier to entry! We offer software for no charge and no royalties for 18 months.

Who qualifies for the program?
If you are a member of IBM Global Entrepreneur, you’re already most of the way there! In addition, you must meet these two criteria:
•Company must integrate IBM software into their application
•Company’s application charge is less than $150,000 USD for one on-premise license

Great, where do I sign up?
To apply and learn more about the IBM Analytics Starter Program, visit our website or reach out to You can also contact your assigned Global Entrepreneur Relationship Manager. The program will be offered to qualified Business Partners in the US on 20 Jan 2015 and available worldwide in mid-February.

We look forward to helping you deliver better value to your clients with the power of business analytics!

Not a member of the IBM Global Entrepreneur? Now is a great time to become a member!

Helpful links:

  • IBM Analytics Starter Program ->
  • IBM Global Entrepreneur Program ->

Big shout out to Verint, our IBM Big Data and Analytics App Throwdown winner at IBM Insight!

Big shout out to Verint, our IBM Big Data & Analytics App Throwdown winner at IBM Insight! Their innovative cloud-based software and services offering captures, analyzes and correlates customer interactions, behaviors and journeys across all channels, so anyone can gain a single view of the customer experience, pinpoint areas of opportunity and deficiency and develop strategies to address them. Check out their video!


My Top 10 "Facts" of Big Data and Analytics from IBMInsight Today!

There was an exciting start to IBM’s Insight conference in Las Vegas starting first with our Outstanding Partners !!!   And did you know that this is the LARGEST Big Data conference in the world!

As Bob Picciano said “Data is the WHAT; Cloud is the HOW, and Engagement is the WHY”

Here’s are just some of the exciting Facts that we’ve learned on the first day!

  1. 71% of companies planning to increase budgets for analytic systems and 60% of leading companies – compared to just 29% of lagging organizations – are increasing big data and analytics investment by double digits over the next two years.
  2. Most companies estimate they’re analyzing a mere 12% of the data they have, according to a recent study by Forrester Research. Is this good or bad?   Are they missing out on data-driven insights hidden inside the 88% of data they’re ignoring?
  3. >91% of big data deployments are planned to augment existing data warehouse not replace them
  4. From IBM’s Business Tech Trend Study, nearly 70% of leading companies say analytics are integral to how their organizations make decisions, compared to fewer than 20% of lagging organizations
  5. 89% of leading companies have mature big data and analytics capabilities – 2x more than lagging companies.
  6. 74% of leading companies have most of the big data and analytics skills they need – 2 times more than lagging companies
  7. 33% of leading companies have an enterprise-wide analytics strategy – nearly 7 times more than lagging companies
  8. More than 80% of leading companies plan to increase use of social and mobile analytics over the next two years
  9. 80% of all data is geo-spatially managed in some way –Robin Jones
  10. A medical record is worth twice as much as a credit card on the black market.

And my 2 favorite quotes of the day.  “Complacency is the early stage of irrelevance!” and “Innovation is key. Its engine sits on two pillars: Culture and Team”.



Big Data and Analytics doesn't have to be Scary!!! Learn more!

Here’s a non frightening way to learn about Big Data and Analytics!   Hear from IDC analysts in a webcast as they share insight from the whitepaper they authored, “The Big Opportunity for IBM Business Partners in Big Data and Analytics.”

And, just as a teaser, here’s a sneak preview about the IDC findings:

  • Projected revenue of over $32 billion by 2017
  • Focus on Line of Business Decision Makers for sales
  • Big Data and Analytics as a profitable “fast turn” business – potential of sales cycles lasting fewer than 90 days

The IDC whitepaper (requires IBM ID and password) includes the story of three IBM Business Partners (YaData, Aginity, and eCapital Advisors) as they approach the Big Data and Analytics market with their solutions.

This is such an important opportunity, that we’ve dedicated a webcast for this whitepaper. I can’t stress enough how important it is that you attend the webcast to learn more about the market opportunities with Big Data and Analytics.


Big Data helps to Alleviate Diabetes with companies like Diabetizer

My brother has Diabetes.   He has had it since he was young so I grew up with this disease in my family.

But a  cure for diabetes could be imminent after scientists discovered how to make huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, in a breakthrough hailed as significant as antibiotics.

Harvard University has, for the first time, managed to manufacture the millions of beta cells required for transplantation.

It could eventually mean the end of daily insulin injections for the 347 million people globally living with Type 1 diabetes and it will provide new forms of treatment for those suffering with Type 2 diabetes.

In the meantime, take a listen to this set of BlueMix apps — one of which is Diabetizer using “data” to help people with this disease.  ( )

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